Physical Therapy

Mission Statement

  • Our physical therapy team provides skilled interventions to students that require assistance to access their educational environment. As related service providers, we collaborate with parents/guardians, school staff, and other specialists to provide individualized and inclusive strategies to allow students to physically participate with their peers in their educational programs to the best of their ability. School-based physical therapy is done in a variety of settings on the school campus including in the classroom, in a therapy room, in the cafeteria, or on the playground. School-based physical therapy follows the educational model of physical therapy that offers services to students only when they require assistance to physically access their special education, whereas the medical model of physical therapy targets any impairment a child may have, regardless of its impact on their daily living. Our team enjoys participating in extracurricular activities including school events, field days, and the Special Olympics.


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Courtney Gardner PT, DPT

Courtney Gardner PT, DPT has been working with the Hendry County School District since the 2016-17 school year. She graduated with her doctorate in physical therapy from Daemen College in Amherst, NY in 2016. She has experience in skilled nursing/neuro rehabilitation, orthopedic rehabilitation, pediatric early intervention, and outpatient pediatric settings through her clinical rotations.

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Leslie Rose PTA

Leslie Rose PTA has been working with the Hendry County School District since the 2019-20 school year. She graduated from the physical therapy assistant program at Broward College in Coconut Creek, FL in 2014. She has experience in home health, skilled nursing/neuro rehabilitation, memory care, orthopedic rehabilitation, and inpatient rehabilitation.